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Hendrix Ranked State’s Top Private School for Affordability and Investment Return

CONWAY, Ark. (July 11, 2013) – Hendrix College is the top-ranked private college in Arkansas for affordability and return on investment, according to a recent ranking by Affordable Colleges Online.

The AC Online study rated the top 12 colleges that provided students the biggest return on investment. Colleges were ranked on several criteria including net tuition prices (Provided by IPEDS/NCES) and graduates’ average starting salaries and ROI calculation (Provided by Payscale).

The full rankings are available here.

“The recent recognition by Affordable Colleges Online is wonderful affirmation of Hendrix College’s longstanding effort to invest back in our students with significant merit and need-based financial aid, all while delivering a top-tier liberal arts and sciences education,” said Director of Admission Fred Baker. “The success of our students in gaining meaningful employment – as well as our high acceptance rates to some of the nation’s top graduate, medical, and law schools – is further proof of the strength of a Hendrix education.”

Earlier this month, Hendrix was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.

The Fiske guide examines a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit